It appears Nintendo should be happy with the Nintendo Switch reception so far. The console is selling at a faster rate than the Wii U did back when it came out a few years ago.
Game Industry reports that Superdata have got data from Famitsu and GfK and they have confirmed that the Nintendo Switch has sold 1.5 million units in its first week on sale. Nintendo shipped 2 million consoles for launch so that’s why units are sold out at some retailers already.
500,000 units were sold in the USA, with 360,000 units sold in Japan. 85,000 consoles were sold in the UK and 110,000 units in France. It’s said that units sold in Europe weren’t too far behind the 360,000 mark.
This is only first week sales for the console so the number could be higher than that. Switch sales could easily exceed 2 million units very soon. It will be interesting to see how many units get sold by the end of 2017.
At this rate, the Switch should easily sell more units than the Wii U over its lifetime. It remains to be seen if it can outsell the original Wii.